St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

  • Sweet Art — vegan-friendly bakeshop and cafe
  • Pi Pizzeria — carries Daiya cheese and Match sausage meat (both vegan)
  • Gokul — vegan buffet on 1, 3 Monday of month at Page location; 2, 4 Monday of month at Delmar location
  • PuraVegan Raw Cafe — 100% raw, vegan cafe
  • Black Bear Bakery — worker-owned and operated bakery; don’t miss the vegan buffet on Sundays, 10-2pm, $10 w/ live music! (the Saturday brunch at the same time is both vegan/vegetarian with clear labels) + the 2nd Saturday of the month benefits KDHX, the 4th Sunday of the month benefits either Wild Bird Rehabilitation, Tenth Life Cat Rescue or Gateway Pet Guardians
  • Cafe Natasha’s Kabob International — has an entire vegan and gluten-free menu; the best falafel I’ve ever had!
  • Everest Cafe and Bar — Nepalese, Korean and Indian cuisine; I love their tofu and organic baby spinach in tomato sauce
  • Local Harvest Cafe — vegan options during lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekend — I love their vegan enchiladas, chorizo pot pie, and stuffed french toast. They also make a delicious vegan chocolate chip cookie. They just added vegan samosas to their Fall 2011 menu — amazing!
  • Foundation Grounds — adorable coffee house in Maplewood serving fair-trade, certified organic Goshen coffee, vegan treats (including vegan cheesecake!), agave-sweetened lattes, and lavender lemonade.
  • Pho Grand — lots of vegetarian options for a reasonable price!
  • Katie’s Pizzeria — trendy pizzeria in Clayton walking distance from the Hi-Pointe Theater (perfect for “date night”). You must try the “fingerling potato” pizza with fingerling potatoes, parsnips, onions, and fresh rosemary — to make it vegan request tomato sauce and ask them to leave off the meat/cheese. It is kind of pricey ($17) but two people can split that one because the toppings are so filling (you might want to split a salad too). The cherry tomato pizza (the first one one listed on the menu) without cheese (and add tomato sauce) is really good too, FYI! The crust is heavenly.
  • South St. Louis Pizza Company – a young company serving their delicious vegan pizza at The Heavy Anchor and The Silver Ballroom. Three unique flavors, personal size $5/each.
  • The Vine — traditional Lebanese restaurant on South Grand; the vegan “Appetizer Combo” is more than enough food for two people for an amazing price ($13.99)!
  • I Scream Cakes — Vegan Ice Cream + Vegan Ice Cream Cakes. Need I say more?

Greg of The Redneck Vegan Kitchen (a fellow STL vegan blogger!) had some additions to this list. Here they are — thanks, Greg! 

  • Bahn Mi So — this is my favorite restaurant in the city. They are an obscure little hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese place buried in south city with a TON of vegan options. They advertise in neon lights to have the “Best Spring Rolls in St. Louis.” This is wrong — they are the best spring rolls anywhere. Period. (IMHO.)
  • Lemongrass — try the sesame tofu and you will see why.
  • Thai Country Cafe/Thai Pizza/Thai Cafe (the Loop places) — The Thai places on the Delmar Loop are really quite good. Thai Pizza and TCC have some amazing noodle dishes.
  • Meskerem — The best Ethiopian food in the city. I did a survey of vegetarians in St Louis a couple of years ago asking for their favorite restaurants. This place was the winner, and it wasn’t close. As far as I can see there’s no reason to get anything other than the vegetarian combo for one (which EASILY feeds two people).
  • Mokabe’s — this is a gay friendly/run coffe house with some solid vegan options. Their black bean burger, imo, the best vegetarian burger in St. Louis. (Specify vegan — they know what it means.)

8 responses to “St. Louis, Missouri

  1. Hey Rebecca!

    I just wanted to let you know about some more vegan options here in St. Louis. Specifically, I wanted to tell you about Black Bear Bakery’s Saturday and Sunday brunches. The Saturday brunch is a mixture of vegitarian and vegan fare, clearly labeled, with a majority of the option being vegan. The Sunday brunch is 100% vegan. Both run from 10:00 – 2:00, are all-you-can-eat, and cost $10.00. There is live music provided by local bluegrass / old tyme musicians from 10:30 – 12:30. Twice a month part of the brunch proceeds go to charity – the second Saturday of the month benefits KDHX, and the fourth Sunday of the month benefits either Wild Bird Sanctuary, Tenth Life Cat Rescue, or Gateway Pet Guardians.

    Sorry to ramble on, but seeing as you are passionate about being vegan I wanted to make sure you knew what we have going on at Black Bear. Hope to see you there, and keep up the great blog!

    -Travis

  2. Hi Travis! Thanks for reminding me to put Black Bear Bakery up on here! I can’t wait to try the vegan brunch on Sunday (especially the fourth Sunday — I adopted my two cats from Tenth Life!). An all-vegan brunch AND live music? You couldn’t keep me away 😉

  3. David Feldmann

    The benefit at Black Bear on the 24th is actually for Wild Bird Rehabilitation (not “Wild Bird Sanctuary” – which doesn’t exist…).

  4. Hi David! Thanks for clearing that up. I updated the page. 🙂

  5. Hey Rebecca. I think there are some must-adds for this list.

    Bahn Mi So — this is my favorite restaurant in the city. They are an obscure little hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese place buried in south city with a TON of vegan options. They advertise in neon lights to have the “Best Spring Rolls in St. Louis.” This is wrong — they are the best spring rolls anywhere. Period. (IMHO.)

    Lemongrass — try the sesame tofu and you will see why.

    Thai Country Cafe/Thai Pizza/Thai Cafe (the Loop places) — The Thai places on the Delmar Loop are really quite good. Thai Pizza and TCC have some amazing noodle dishes.

    Meskerem — I did a survey of vegetarians in St Louis a couple of years ago asking for their favorite restaurants. This place was the winner, and it wasn’t close. As far as I can see there’s no reason to get anything other than the vegetarian combo for one (which EASILY feeds two people).

    Mokabe’s — this is a gay friendly/run coffe house with some solid vegan options. Their black bean burger, imo, the best vegetarian burger in St. Louis. (Specify vegan — they know what it means.)

  6. Greg, thank you so much for pointing these out to me! I’ve been to MoKaBe’s but not the others. I live right near most of these places, so I really have no excuse. 😉 I will definitely check them out and add them to this list!

    • NP Rebecca. Perhaps you could join some of my friends and me to try out on of these places. Me (the Redneck Vegan Kitchen) and Kayleigh (from The Little Vegan that Could blog) hang out on occasion. You should meet the other StL vegan bloggers! 🙂

  7. I’d love that! I really should meet the other STL vegan bloggers — I’ve been quite the hermit since moving back to STL, I must admit.

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